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my throat hurts and i have a runny nose

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It sounds like you are. Probably viral should improve in 5-7 days.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammat ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Several things: I would have a physician check you to make sure you don't have strep throat. However this could be many things
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Dr. Javed Hussain
35 years experience Pediatrics
? Strep: It can be strep if you have fever along with these symptoms. It can still be a viral infection. Need to take a visit to your primary care.
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Runny nose: You may have a viral cold, but an allergy cannot be ruled out
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection(head cold) that should run its course in several days to a week.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For bad nosebleed : See md. F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwa ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like you: Are getting a viral infection. Cold? Flu? Take it easy, rest, lots of fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches & fever. Or nyquil (will make you slee ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies v infectio: This could be from allergies (post nasal drip) or an infection. If allergies, an antihistamine (claritin) and a nasal spray (nasacort (triamcinolone) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sinusitis: You may have sinusitis due to allergies which causes your nose to run, causing a post nasal drip and cough. Also the mucus can backflow into your ears ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: It sounds like you may need to see your physician to be treated with antibiotics for sinusitis.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: The sudden onset of your symptoms is consistent with an upper respiratory infection. This may be viral or bacterial. You can take decongestants or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience Family Medicine
URI: Sounds like you've caught a viral cold. Supportive tx is my recommendation i.e. Fluids, decongestants, otc pain relievers.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
41 years experience Ophthalmology
URI or Allergy: You probably have an upper respiratory tract infection (URI) or allergy. You possibly have a "strep throat" and should consult your primary care physi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy sufferer: Allergies can make a person feel miserable. The best treatment starts with identifying and avoiding the trigger (if possible). The most effective t ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: From what & how you describe it, it is likely a respiratory tract infection. This can be viral or bacterial (or fungal sometimes), and can be of the l ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like virus: Viral upper respiratory tract infections generally give these symptoms.
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pharyngitis: You can have localized pharyngitis without other symptoms. This can be caused by allergies, irritants in the air, viral infection, or bacterial infec ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Good idea: If the symptoms have been going on for more than a week and seem to be worsening, then chances are that you are developing a bacterial infection that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sore throat: Likely a viral illness. Persistent cough from any cause can lead to sore throat. Keep in mind that smoking increases likelihood of respiratory tract i ... Read More

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